GoodJob Background Jobs

GoodJob is a multithreaded, Postgres-based, ActiveJob backend for Ruby on Rails. It uses a small number of long-running threads to asynchronously execute incoming jobs.

#What is GoodJob?

GoodJob is a background job processing library that is designed specifically for Ruby on Rails applications. It allows developers to schedule and perform tasks asynchronously, offloading resource-intensive or time-consuming work to the background, and freeing up the main thread to handle incoming requests. GoodJob uses an embedded database for job persistence, which makes it simple to set up and manage.

#GoodJob Key Features

Here are some of the most recognizable features of GoodJob:

  • Job Scheduling: GoodJob provides a simple API for scheduling background jobs.
  • Prioritization: GoodJob allows for job prioritization, so that important tasks can be completed before less critical ones.
  • Automatic retries: If a job fails, GoodJob can automatically retry it, based on configurable retry settings.
  • Throttling: GoodJob provides a rate limiting feature, allowing you to set limits on the number of jobs that can be processed at once.
  • Job Lifecycle Management: GoodJob allows you to manage the lifecycle of your background jobs, including pausing, cancelling, or restarting them.
  • Concurrency: GoodJob can run multiple jobs concurrently, based on the number of worker threads you configure.

#GoodJob Use-Cases

Here are some use cases for GoodJob:

  • Sending email or SMS notifications asynchronously
  • Performing periodic cleanup or maintenance tasks
  • Generating reports or data exports in the background
  • Processing large amounts of data or performing complex calculations in the background

#GoodJob Summary

GoodJob is a Ruby on Rails-specific background job processing library that allows developers to schedule, prioritize, and process tasks asynchronously, freeing up the main thread of their application to handle incoming requests. It provides a simple API for job scheduling, automatic retries, prioritization, throttling, and job lifecycle management.

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